To be sure these are overall a very tiny minority but you end up spending more time on a chap who thinks he's Trump if he spends a tenner than on blokes who spend a few tons or even a monkey or more. This of course is a fact of retail life and works in any area of endeavour and is by no means just a wargaming thing.
So the world is back to more or less normal. I've almost stopped trying to cough up a lung every 10 minutes and even got a tiny bit of panting done. Though nowhere near as much as I'd wanted. For instance I've cleaned up but not started a group of the new Blue Moon ECW range. Hopefully it will develop over time into the Dunkirk Dunes campaign.
|Some 40mm Thirty Years War. Having been touched up now awaiting re-basing on round bases. Possibly these will end up taking the p*** out of "The Pikemans Lament."|
|A couple of 40mm TYW cuirassiers that should may also aid in urinary extraction.|
"Shinyloo" moves on at a pace slightly faster than glacial. with figures being added to both sides. The first game will definitely take place this year- only 6 months or so behind schedule.
|Willie and Charlie! - Suren Cuirassiers on Stadden Horses.|
There are now almost 200 figures painted for "Shinyloo" with the French having a large preponderance of Cavalry.. Certainly enough for a small "beginners" style "Charge " game. However we'll see. I may use Featherstone instead or perhaps a melange of both. After all you don't have to tie yourself to a given set of rules.
|Royal Horse Artillery. These are from the Hinchliffe/ Caldercraft 30mm sets. They match in well with the Stadden models I already have.|